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Preview: French Barbarians v Samoa

15th November 2013 10:37

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France s Barbarians flanker Gerhard Vosloo

On the Baabaas flank: Gerhard Vosloo

The French Barbarians have named a starting XV featuring 10 internationals their clash with Samoa at Parc des Sports Marcel Michelin in Clermont-Ferrand this weekend.

Montpellier fly-half François Trinh-Duc leads the backline outside South African scrum-half Heini Adams in a team with strong Clermont flavour.

Sitiveni Sivivatu, Aurelien Rougerie, Julien Bonnaire and Gerhard Vosloo represent Clermont on home soil while veteran French international prop Jean-Baptiste Poux adds weight to the front row and Toulon speedster, Samoan-born David Smith is on the wing.

Northampton Saints scrum-half Kahn Fotualii will captain Samoa from fly-half while a number of players who did not start against Ireland have made the starting XV.

Hurricanes recruit Faifili Levave who gets his first start at number eight. All eyes will be on prop Anthony Perenise poised to make his return off the bench for his first game for the Manu since RWC 2011.

Barbarians Français: 15 Sylvain Tian, 14 Sitiveni Sivivatu, 13 Aurelien Rougerie, 12 Rémi Lamerat, 11 David Smith, 10 François Trinh-Duc, 9 Heini Adams, 8 Julien Bonnaire, 7 Rabadan Rabadan, 6 Gerhard Vosloo, 5 Robins Tchale-Watchou, 4 Christophe Samson, 3 David Attoub, 2 Brice Mach, 1 Jean-Baptiste Poux.
Replacements: 16 Rémi Bonfils, 17 Kenan Mutapcic, 18 Aretz Iguiniz, 19 Thibault Lassalle, 20 Jonathan Best, 21 Valentin Courrent, 22 David Skrela, 23 Alexis Palisson.

Samoa: 15 Faatoina Autagavaia, 14 Alapati Leiua, 13 Isaia Tuifua, 12 John Leota, 11 Brando Vaaulu, 10 Kahn Fotualii (c), 9 Jeremy Sua, 8 Faifili Levave, 7 Jack Lam, 6 Alafoti Faosiliva, 5 Iosefa Tekori, 4 Piula Faasalele, 3 James Johnston, 2 Tii Paulo, 1 Viliamu Afatia.
Replacements: 16 Wayne Ole Avei, 17 Anthony Perenise, 18 Benjamin Sa, 19 Teofilo Paulo, 20 Ofisa Treviranus, 21 Patrick Faapale 22Sinoti Sinoti, 23Ken Pisi

Date: Saturday 16 November
Venue: Parc des Sports Marcel Michelin, Clermont Ferrand
Kick-off: 20.00 (19.00 GMT)
Referee: JP Doyle (England)

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